Top Fireworks Shows Near Arlington Heights 2016 with Live Traffic Map Links

Chicagoland fireworks 2016

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Arlington Heights Fireworks Arlington International Racecourse Sunday July 3, 2016
Arlington International Racecourse, 2200 W. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights (LIVE TRAFFIC MAP). Fireworks at dusk on Sunday, July 3, 2016. $4 child, $20 adult. Many people surround Arlington International Racecourse for free viewing areas at the Cook County Rolling Meadows courthouse, along Euclid Avenue, along Wilke Road, and along Northwest Highway.

Arlington International Racecourse gates open for horseracing at 1 p.m. for a full day of racing (first post at 3 p.m.). Fireworks at dusk. Dave Tamkin & Co. plays live music 4-9 p.m. on the Miller Lite Band Stage. Wayne Messmer will sing the national anthem before the fireworks; more musical entertainment from the dueling pianos of Felix & Fingers.

Buffalo Grove Fireworks Monday July 4, 2016
Rotary Village Green 260 North Buffalo Grove Road in Buffalo Grove (LIVE TRAFFIC MAP).
Buffalo Grove fireworks follow a two-hour concert by the Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band at the Buffalo Grove Rotary Green. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.

Viewing areas include the BG Rotary Green, the Buffalo Grove Golf Course or Willow Stream Park. Another common gathering place for excellent viewing of the Buffalo Grove from a medium distance and all of Chicagoland fireworks from a distance is Peyton Hill at Nickol Knoll Park near Kennicott Avenue and Happfield Drive Arlington Heights (LIVE TRAFFIC MAP).

Mount Prospect Fireworks Monday July 4, 2016
Melas Park 1326 W. Central Road Mount Prospect (LIVE TRAFFIC MAP)
Fireworks are launched in Melas Park, where there is a large viewing area. Many people also view the fireworks along Northwest Highway, but don’t stand near the railroad tracks just south of Northwest Highway. These are the fireworks people can see behind the Main Stage at Frontier Days.

Palatine Fireworks Sunday July 3, 2016
Community Park, 262 E. Palatine Road, Palatine (LIVE TRAFFIC MAP). Fireworks at dusk on Sunday, July 3. Free.

Palatine is celebrating a 150th birthday in 2016, so the Independence Day fireworks promise to be special. The fireworks go off at dusk on Sunday, July 3, at Hometown Fest, which runs through Monday, July 4, with entertainment, food vendors, a carnival and more.

Rolling Meadows Fireworks Monday July 4, 2016
Community Center parking 3705 Pheasant Drive Rolling Meadows (LIVE TRAFFIC MAP).

Rolling Meadows has large spacious areas for viewing at Salk Park near where the fireworks are launched, Rolling Meadows Shopping Center (looking south) and Kimball Hill Park (looking south).

Wheeling, Prospect Heights Fireworks Sunday July 3, 2016
Chicago Executive Airport, 1020 Plant Road, Wheeling (LIVE TRAFFIC MAP). Free.

Run & Rock the Runway features an evening of food trucks, a beer tent, live music, face painters, an aircraft display and fireworks on Sunday, July 3, at Chicago Executive Airport. The party starts at 5 p.m. and the band “Midnight” is on the Main Stage from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. “HiFi Superstar” follows from 8:15-10:30 p.m., with a break for fireworks.

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